Paulius Petretis, leading cyber security expert and CEO of VORAS Consulting says that no business regardless of size is immune to cyber attacks and the sensitive corporate and customer information must be protected according to new data protection laws.
Vilnius, Lithuania – April 21, 2017 – Paulius Petretis, CEO of VORAS Consulting posted a new blog on the company website entitled “Data Privacy Protection Laws Apply To All Businesses Large and Small.” Mr. Petretis clearly understands that many business owners are still not aware of how detrimental data breaches can be.
Petretis writes, “As a business owner, you may be surprised to find out how many areas of your business depend on the use of confidential information.” He continues adding, “Consider every area of your business from pricing strategies to human resources. Every decision you make that involves the use of this type of information is unique and may be of interest, not only to your competitors but also to cyber criminals.”
As Petretis points out, “The new EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) is bringing more stringent regulations for all businesses that store personal information regarding EU residents. Companies will now be required to conduct privacy impact assessments, have a data protection officer and notify breaches within 72 hours.”
“Information not static,” says Petretis. He adds, “Neither are cyber criminals. Information evolves and mutates every day. The techniques to steal valuable information also evolve daily becoming more and more sophisticated.”
According to Petretis, “Information is the ecosystem of every business and if a single cell fails, it can bring down the entire business. Therefore ensuring a consistent and up-to-date information protection policy must be the priority for all businesses – no matter how big or small.”
The entire blog can be read at http://pauliuspetretis.freeua.agency/data-privacy-protection-laws-apply-to-all-businesses-large-and-small/
Paulius Petretis is an Information security expert, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM®), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA®), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT(CGEIT®) and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC®), Guest speaker at various conferences and seminars, Trainer at information security related training courses.
With more than 16 years of experience in helping people, small businesses, and government organizations to protect their business secrets, Paulius believes that information security must help businesses achieve goals but not vice versa.